Blueberries

With a blackish blue skin, tinged with a white gloss, blueberries are sweet, small and spherical with a flared “crown” at the end. Pale greenish at first, the berries turn reddish-purple, and finally, blue or dark purple on ripening.

Nutritional Value
  • Low in calories and sodium and naturally free of fat and cholesterol.
  • Good source of vitamin C, folate, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
  • A great source of beneficial antioxidants – anthocyanin, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Selection and Storage Tips
  • Select plump blueberries that are firm, dry and have glossy smooth skins.
  • Avoid berries that are soft, mouldy, shrivelled or have decay.
  • Keep refrigerated for 1-2 weeks in their original packaging or covered bowl or container.
  • Wash berries only when ready to consume.
  • Freeze the berries for a prolonged shelf life.
Serving Ideas
  • Enjoy fresh as a healthy snack or sweet treat after your meal.
  • Use as garnishes to desserts, cereal mixes or beverages.
  • Makes delicious muffins and cupcakes.
  • Serves as a sauce base for desserts or grilled meats.
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Did You Know?

Store unripe tomatoes stem-side down to prevent air from seeping in and expediting ripening. Turn them right side up when you’re ready for them to ripen.